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7 Then shall, on faith's sublimest wing,

Our ardent wishes rise, To those bright scenes where pleasures spring Immortal in the skies.

HYMN 198. C. M. COME, LORD, and warm each languid heart,

Inspire each lifeless tongue; And let the joys of heaven impart

Their influence to our song. 2 Sorrow, and pain, and every care,

And discord there shall cease; And perfect joy,and love sincere,

Adorn the realms of peace. 3 The soul from sin for ever free,

Shall mourn its power no more; But, clothed in spotless purity,

Redeeming love adore. 4 There, on a throne how dazzling bright,

Th' exalted Saviour shines; And beams ineffable delight

On all the heavenly minds.
5 There shall the followers of the Lamb

Join in immortal songs;
And endless honours to his name

Employ their tuneful tongues.
6 LORD, tune our hearts to praise and love,

Our feeble notes inspire;
Till, in thy blissful courts above,
We join th' angelic choir.
HYMN 199. C. M.

, Where saints immortal reign; Eternal day excludes the night,

And pleasures banish pain. 2 There everlasting spring abides,

And never-fading flowers; Death, like a narrow sea divides

This heav'nly land from ours. 3 Bright fields, beyond the swelling flood,

Stand dress'd in living green; So to the Jews fair Canaan stood,

While Jordan roli'd between.
4 But tim'rous mortals start, and shrink

To cross the narrow gea;
And linger, trembling on the brink,

And fear to launch away.
5 Oh ! could we make our doubts remove

Those gloomy doubts that rise, And see the Canaan that we love,

With faith's illumined !

6 Could we but climb where Moses stood,

And view the landscape o’er, Not Jordan's streams, nor death's cold flood, Should fright us from the shore.

HYMN 200. C. M. SHOULD nature's charms, to please the eye, All nature's charms would droop and die,

Jesus, compared with thine. 2 Vain were her fairest beams display'd,

And vain her blooming store; Her brightness languishes to shade,

Her beauty is no more. 3 But, ah, how far from mortal sight

The LORD of glory dwells! A veil of interposing night

His radiant face conceals.
4 0,could my longing spirit rise

On strong immortal wing,
And reach thy palace in the skies,

My Saviour and my King!
5 There thousands worship at thy feet,

And there, divine employ, The triumphs of thy love repeat

In songs of endless joy.
6 Thy, presence beams eternal day

Ö'er all the blissful place;
Who would not drop this load of clay,
And die to see thy face?

HYMN 201. III. 1.

Revelation vii. 9, &c.
Who are these in bright array ?

This innumerable throng,
Round the altar, night and day

Tuning their triumphant song?
“Worthy is the Lamb once slain,

Blessing, honour, glory, power,
Wisdom, riches, to obtain ;

New dominion every hour.”
2 These through fiery trials trod;

These from great allliction came;
Now before the throne of God,

Seal'd with his eternal name:
Clad in raiment pure and white,

Victor palms in every hand,
Through their great Redeemer's might

More than conquerors they stand. 3 Hunger, thirst, disease iknown

On immortal fruits they feed;

Them the Lamb amidst the throne

Shall to living fountains lead:
Joy and gladness banish sighs;

Perfect love dispels their fears;
And, for ever from their eyes
God shall wipe away their tears.
XIV.

MISCELLANEOUS.
HYMN 202. C.M.

Genesis xxviii. 20, 21.
GOD of our fathers; by whose hand

Thy people still are blest,
Be with us through our pilgrimage ;

Conduct us to our rest.
2 Through each perplexing path of life

Our wand'ring footsteps guide; Give us each day our daily bread,

And raiment fit provide. 3 O spread thy shelt'ring wings around,

Till all our wand'rings cease, And, at our Father's loved abode

Our souls arrive in peace.
4 Such blessings from thy gracious hand

Our humble prayers implore;
And thou, the LORD, shalt be our God,
And portion evermore.

HYMN 203. III. 3.

1 Chronicles xxix. 10–13. BLESS'D be thou, the Gop of Israel

, Thou, our Father, and our LORD! Bless'd thy Majesty for ever,

Ever be thy Name adored! 2 Thine, O LORD, are power and greatness,

Glory, vict'ry, are thine own;
All is thine in earth and heaven,

Over all thy boundless throne. 3 Riches come of thee, and honour;

Power and might to thee belong;
Thine it is to make us prosper,

Only thine to make us strong. 4 Lord our God, for these, thy bounties,

Hymns of gratitude we raise ;
To thy Name, for ever glorious,
Ever we address our praise !

HYMN 204. C. M.

Proverbs iii. 13-17.
O

HAPPY is the man who hears

Religion's warning voice,
And who celestial wisdom makes

His early, only choice.

2 For she has treasures greater far

Than east or west unfold;
More precious are her bright rewards,

Than gems,or stores of gold. 3 Her right hand offers to the just

Immortal, happy days; Her left, imperishable wealth,

And heav'nly crowns displays. 4 And, as her holy labours rise,

So her rewards increase;
Her ways are ways of pleasantness,
And all her paths are peace.

HYMN 205. L. M.

Isaiah xl. 6-8.
THE morning flowers display their sweets,

And gay their silken leaves unfold;
As careless of the noon-day heats,

And fearless of the evening cold.
2 Nipp'd by the wind's unkindly blast,

Parch'd by the sun's more fervent ray,
The momentary glories waste,

The short-lived beauties die away. 3 So blooms the human face divine,

When youth its pride of beauty shows;
Fairer than spring the colours shine,

And sweeter than the opening rose. 4 But, worn by slowly-rolling years,

Or broke by sickness in a day,
The fading glory disappears,

The short-lived beauties die away. 5 Yet these, new rising from the tomb,

With lustre brighter far shall shine;
Revive with ever-during bloom,

Safe from diseases and decline.
6 Let sickness biast, and death devour,

If heaven shall recompense our pains ;
Perish the grass, and fade the tlower,
If firm the word of God remains.

HYMN 206. C.M.

Isaiah xl. 27-31.
Why mournest thou, my anxious soul,

Despairing of relief,
As if the LORD O’erlook'd thy cares,

Or pitied not thy grief? 2 Hast thou not known, hast thou not heard,

That firm remains on high,
The everlasting throne of Him

Who made the earth and sky?

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